Building Self-Esteem Through Books, Cooking and More – Teleseminar Opportunity

I’m thrilled to be participating with Jill in a new teleseminar series…learn how to help your child say, “I can do it!”


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Jill Vetstein Presents A

Teleseminar Partnership:

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 Building A Child’s Self Esteem Through Books, Cooking and Other Activities


April 1, 2014 

7:30 PM-9:00 PM ET (4:30 PM-6:00 PM PT)

(Geared to parents and caregivers of children birth – age 6, however the info can be related to caregivers of all ages )
  • This workshop will help parents, caregivers, and educators build self-esteem in children using books, crafts and cooking activities.
  • Participants will learn how to promote the six elements of self-esteem: mastering tasks and skills, valuing our strengths and talents, feeling loved, appreciated and accepted, expressing feelings, acknowledging and overcoming fears, liking our bodies and ourselves.
  • We will change children’s mindset of ‘I can’t do it!’ and ‘I’m not worthy!’
  • Parents and caregivers will walk away from this workshop with a clearer concept of how to use story time and other activities to build their children’s self-esteem. 

 FYI: Early Childhood educators you will automatically receive 1.5 Professional Development Training Hours for attending.
Massachusetts, Indiana and Wisconsin have already approved Jill’s trainings for Early Childhood Educators.  Maine requires you to get it pre-approved. Jill is in the process of getting approved by all 50 states. All educators from other states should check with their state or just ask me.
Based on MA this training counts towards:
Core Competency Area 5: Learning Environments and Implementing
Subcategories: B. Curriculum

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Your co-facilitators are:

Vivian Kirkfield, BA, MS
Vivian is a Parenting Speaker & Author at MoneyPenny Press, Ltd. She presents to parent groups and teacher organizations on building literacy and self-esteem utilizing the messages in picture book stories. She provides programs of reading and crafting for schools (PreK through grade 2) and libraries. Vivian also writes children’s picture books and a series of parenting books to help parents build self-esteem and develop better literacy skills.
Vivian was a contributing writer of articles on parenting and early childhood education, a featured member, and top blogger at Pikes Peak Parent.

Vivian is a former Kindergarten teacher at the NYC Public School System.

Vivian Kirkfield is the author of the award-winning book for parents and teachers of children ages 2-8.

The title of the book is:
Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking.
About the book:
Vivian’s book has been endorsed by parents, teachers, self-esteem experts and national organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with a portion of the book sale proceeds going to the JDRF and various other children’s outreach programs. 
The Show-Me-How Story-time Program has been implemented in local kindergartens and she recently partnered with PBS, crafting with hundreds of children.
It is the perfect book for time-short parents and teachers…great fun for everyone involved! Flip it open and find 100 classic picture book recommendations, each with a quick and easy craft project and child-friendly healthful cooking activity. If there is room for only ONE activity book on the shelf…this is it! Makes planning fun-filled educational activities a snap for parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers or any child-care facilitators of kids ages 2-8.
 To learn more about her book and her mission to help every young child become a lover of books and reading, please visit or email her at
Learn more about the book and/or order by clicking here

Jill Vetstein, LICSW, MSW, CEIS

Jill Vetstein is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Developmental & Early Intervention Specialist, Certified Infant and Toddler Teacher , as well as a writer, blogger and professional speaker. She has been empowering families and educators for over thirteen years focusing on children from birth through age eight.

Jill has spent a great deal of time in the field working alongside many wonderful and talented Therapists and Educators in a wide array of disciplines.


Jill is also a Parent of two amazing children. 

This rich experience has given Jill a unique perspective of the challenges that children face as well as teachers, caregivers and



Jill’s passion for helping children and educators prompted her to start “Nurturing Parents and Teachers” – a one stop resource for parents, early childhood educators and teachers.


Jill offers a wide variety of education and consulting workshops and trainings in various formats such as teleseminars/webinars, private coaching, e-coaching, distant learning programs, enrich- ment handbooks, empowering products and live trainings.


She presents and offers consults and programs to individual parents and to various types of agencies including childcares, preschools, summer camps, parent education organizations, parenting groups, and more.


These programs, and trainings are for the every day parent and educator that struggle with the everyday challenges and frustrations. Participants gain a fresh new understanding of their children’s behaviors so they can ignite positive changes.

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About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on March 27, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Woo Hoo! That is exciting stuff, Viv! Hope you and Jill wow your audience.


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